Things You Should Know About National Police Week 2013

National Police Week 2013 will be Sunday, May 12th through Saturday, May 18th.
It was established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962 after President Kennedy proclaimed May 15th as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15th falls, as National Police Week. It is an event that every law enforcement officer should attend at least once in their lifetime.

National Police Week is a collaborative effort of many organizations dedicated to honoring America’s law enforcement community. Principal organizers of National Police… Week are: the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, the Fraternal Order of Police and the Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary as well as Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.).

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF), which sponsors the annual Candlelight Vigil at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.

Fraternal Order of Police/Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary (FOP/FOPA), which organize the Peace Officers Memorial Day Service at the U.S. Capitol.

Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.), which holds the National Police Survivors’ Conference.

Target Corporation is a major sponsor

Major Events:
Monday May 13, 2013
25th Annual Candlelight Vigil

CLICK HERE to Register to view the National Candlelight Vigil on a Live Stream on May 13th 2013 as courtesy of Officer.com

Tuesday May 14, 2013
National Police Survivors Conference and C.O.P.S. Kids/Teens

Wednesday May 15, 2013
32nd Annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service

Thursday May 16, 2013
National Police Survivors Conference and C.O.P.S. Kids/Teens

For a full Schedule of Events CLICK HERE

Contact Information for the Sponsor Groups:
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Phone: (202) 737-3400
Email: vigil@nleomf.org

Concerns of Police Survivors Phone: (573) 346-4911
First year survivors, call: (800) 784-2677
Email: cops@nationalcops.org

Fraternal Order of Police www.policeweek.org

For a History of Police Week CLICK HERE

For More Information on the National Police Week Survivors Seminars CLICK HERE

For our CopsAlive Infosheet on Navigating Police Week CLICK HERE

To listen to our CopsAlive interviews with police survivors CLICK HERE

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John Marx was a Police Officer for twenty-three years and served as a Hostage Negotiator for nineteen of those years. He worked as a patrol officer, media liaison officer, crime prevention officer and burglary detective. Also during his career he served as administrator of his city's Community Oriented Governance initiative through the police department's Community Policing project. Today John combines his skills to consult with businesses about improving both their security and their customer service programs. John retired from law enforcement in 2002. When one of his friends, also a former police officer, committed suicide at age 38, John was devastated and began researching the problems that stress creates for police officers. He decided he needed to do something to help change those problems and he wanted to give something back to the profession that gave him so much. He started a project that has evolved into CopsAlive.com. Put simply, the mission of CopsAlive is to save the lives of those who save lives! CopsAlive.com gathers information, strategies and tools to help law enforcement professionals plan for happy, healthy and successful careers, relationships and lives.
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